Cleveland Browns vs. Lions live stream: Watch Preseason Week 4 online
The Cleveland Browns face the Detroit Lions in the fourth week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. Here’s all the information needed to catch the game.
In the final week of the preseason, the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions will face off with one another in Cleveland.
Once an annual battle, two teams that border Lake Erie and were both around back before there was even a Super Bowl suddenly stopped this ‘rivalry’ a few years ago. Sadly, lost in that was one of the more interesting trophies in the league.
Back when this game was known as the ‘Great Lakes Classic,’ this barge was passed back and forth. However, it seems as though no one knows where it is now.
Still, the trophy isn’t what’s significant about these franchises meeting, but the history is. Both clubs were in the league back when they wore the leather-helmets. Still, the trophy gave it a bit of a college-rival feel, as described by Ty Schalter of The Athletic:
"“The Great Lakes Classic preseason series was a throwback to the leather-helmet days of the NFL, an echo of decades-old college football traditions and a revival of a proven concept. It was an innovative way to generate excitement around exhibition games, and a clever leveraging of dollars earmarked for charity.” — Schalter, The Athletic"
It may not have the same buzz it used to, but the Browns and Lions game is still worth tuning into as each team works to finalize their rosters ahead of the regular season.
Here’s all the information you need to catch the Browns in action on Thursday:
Date: Thursday, Aug. 29
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Cleveland, OH
Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
TV Info: News 5 per team website
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com, FuboTV
The Browns have already come out and said they won’t be using any starters in this one, which is usually the case in the fourth preseason game. That doesn’t mean there won’t be some excitement as they have some good camp battles that are worth watching.